Today’s passage: 1 Timothy 6:17-21
- It is not sinful to be wealthy. God has given us all things to enjoy. Money is not the root of all kinds of evil, the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.
- Those who have been specially blessed financially have been so for a reason, and maintaining that right perspective of eternal life will help them to utilize and steward the resources God has given them rightly. (Verse 19)
- Eternal investments will never disappoint.
- Knowledge “for sport” can be worthless and even counter-productive. We have been entrusted with knowledge of the truth for the saving and discipleship of people to the glory of God.
Questions to consider:
- Does this passage seem to indicate that God intends all Christians to be rich financially? How will those who have wealth share with others if there is no one whom needs sharing? What does God use that money and the sharing to accomplish in the hearts of His people…which is far more significant that the money being utilized?
- How could a poor person also be haughty or set their hopes on money? Is it only the rich who trust in money? How might the hope of “salvation” from the “bondage” of a low income be just as destructive as a person who has the wealth and forgets to trust in the Lord?
- What are we to do with the biblical knowledge we obtain? Are we spiritually mature or righteous simply because we hold the right doctrinal statement? How might a person even be prideful about their right knowledge? What should a biblical understanding of doctrine result in in the life of a Christian?